The boy who filmed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis received a special citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board on Friday, sparking a summer of rallies against systematic racism and police violence.
Frazier was 17 when she went to the convenience store with her cousin on that tragic day and saw policemen on top of Floyd.
As Floyd groaned and begged for his life, she was one of the numerous spectators who pleaded with Chauvin and other cops. Frazier had the foresight to pull out her iPhone and capture the incident as the police kept her and the other witnesses at a safe distance.
At trial, a weeping Frazier expressed sadness that she couldn’t do more to prevent Chauvin from kneeling on Floyd’s neck.
“But,” Frazier said, “it’s not what I should have done.” “That’s exactly what he (Chauvin) should’ve done.”